Video: Arrogant Illinois State Senator Proposes Confiscating Guns

An Illinois State Rifle Association member asked a simple question and got a threatening answer… READ MORE

julie morrison



Anti-gun lawmakers, including some of those vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, are becoming increasingly open about their desire to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens and jail those who don’t comply. Perhaps taking a cue from their strident federal allies, this trend has trickled down to state politicians.

On June 11, anti-gun Illinois state lawmakers Sen. Julie Morrison and Rep. Bob Morgan held a “townhall” meeting in Deerfield, Ill. The NRA state affiliate, the Illinois State Rifle Association, encouraged members to attend the meeting and ask Morrison about her sponsorship of SB107.

The bill would have branded many modern semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic handguns, and shotguns commonly owned by law-abiding citizens as “assault weapons” and banned them along with spare parts and accessories. The legislation permitted current owners to continue to possess these firearms if the owner registered the firearm with the state and paid a $25 fee for each gun.

At the “townhall,” a constituent confronted Morrison about her bill, asking why it was acceptable for the lawmaker to push legislation that would take firearms away from law-abiding citizens unless they registered their guns and paid a fine. The exchange was captured on video by an ISRA supporter.

After pointing out the punitive nature of the legislation, the gun rights supporter asked Morrison, “If I get to keep it if I pay a fine and register it, how dangerous is it in the first place and why do you need to ban it at all? Why do you need to try to ban my semi-automatic firearms?

With a repellant smugness that can only be appreciated by watching the video, Morrison offered her constituents a flippant response. Literally looking down her nose at those gathered, the state senator replied, “Well you’ve just maybe changed my mind. Maybe we won’t have a fine at all. Maybe it’ll just be confiscation and we won’t have to worry about paying a fine.”

Astute gun rights supporters have long-understood that the ultimate goal of anti-gun politicians is to confiscate firearms from law-abiding gun owners. What sets Morrison’s conduct apart is that it is an almost perfect encapsulation of the contempt gun control supporters have for their fellow citizens. Gun rights supporters and all those who value personal freedom should share this video in order to show others the arrogant indifference with which these lawmakers treat their constituents’ constitutional rights.


13 thoughts on “Video: Arrogant Illinois State Senator Proposes Confiscating Guns”

  1. They are getting real bold. It’s either going to be a landslide in their favor, or totally blow up in their faces. Kind of early to tell.

      1. Many of them apparently begin to think of themselves as godlike, that they do not serve the people, but that the people serve them!

  2. Hopefully the constituents will realize what kind of people they have put into office. Those that think they can just take your stuff if they want to. It doesn’t have to apply to guns only, what if they don’t like your car?

    1. The problem is that people won’t wake up until they come for something that is directly relative to something they own. They don’t own bump stocks? They don’t care. They don’t own and AR rifle? They don’t care. Then when they come for what they care about, it’s too late to go back.

    1. That’s the biggest problem. Too many people don’t vote because they think their vote won’t matter.

  3. As long as they confiscate the guns from the criminals first, then we will talk about my gun.

  4. One very simple question: just who is going out to do these confiscations? A fact to remember that the two revolutions that occurred within the borders of this country were caused by some authoritative figure attempting to take firearms away from citizens. When he has a fire a person is a citizen, without the firearm that person is a subject.

  5. Illinois is one of the states in this country that underestimates the views of the majority of people. They, New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, The southern parts of Florida, Oregon, Washington all have populations that will find themselves on the wrong end of history. I will continue to Vote 2A, and be prepared. An enemy is an enemy regardless of geographical location.

Leave a Reply